Malatsi theft case is post­poned pend­ing fur­ther po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion

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FOR­MER deputy so­cial de­vel­op­ment min­is­ter David Malatsi’s case of theft and pos­ses­sion of a sus­pected stolen car was post­poned in the Ekan­gala Mag­is­trate’s Court in Mpumu­langa yes­ter­day.

Malatsi will ap­pear in court again on Oc­to­ber 9. Malatsi, 49, was ar­rested in July at his home in Sec­tion C of Ekan­gala town­ship, po­lice spokes­woman Con­sta­ble Sally Skhosana said at the time. She said he was al­legedly caught driv­ing a new grey Ford Ban­tam bakkie that went miss­ing from a mo­tor deal­er­ship in Cen­tu­rion.

Malatsi re­signed from the gov­ern­ment in 2003 af­ter the for mer leader of the nowde­funct New Na­tional Party, Marthi­nus Van Schalk­wyk, im­pli­cated him and for mer West­ern Cape premier Peter Marais in cor­rup­tion.

At his first court ap­pear­ance in July, Malatsi, was re­leased on R5 000 bail and the case was post­poned.

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